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The Memorial Union building is located at the heart of Oregon State University’s Corvallis, Ore. campus.

Sandvigen: OSU has maintained as much normalcy as it can throughout the pandemic

January 4, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.Many schools around the country have chosen to handle the pandemic...

OMN Archives: Melissa Calhoun studies in the MU lounge in the evening.

Sandvigen: Finding fascination in your favorite college courses is possible

November 27, 2020

In college, there’s going to be classes that blow your mind, and ones you just kind of forgot about. If you’re lucky, you’ll experience even just a few that really opened your eyes to the world. Attending...

The Corvallis City Hall building is located downtown on Madison Avenue. OMN archive taken Feb. 2020. 

Corvallis City Council approves nearly $400,000 in funding to assist homeless support providers

September 10, 2020

The Corvallis, Ore. City Council ruled in favor 9-0 to pass the decision to allocate $392,500 in funding to go towards a handful of organizations in town to help homeless individuals and families. The...

Andrea Haverkamp (center), president of the Coalition of Graduate Employees, raises a fist in the air, signaling a chant to fellow protesters last February.

CGE reaches tentative conclusion to weeks-long bargaining sessions over upcoming contract renewal

September 6, 2020

Members of the Coalition of Graduate Employees have been bargaining over their upcoming contract renewal with Oregon State University officials in hopes to meet some of their demands. After weeks of negotiation...

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OSU student-led political groups encourage engagement in 2020 election

July 27, 2020

This article is a part of the START issue, a guide for all incoming Oregon State University students and their families going through START, which aims to help familiarize them with the campus, college...

“I think that Ed repaired trust and built an entirely different relationship between OSU and all the communities it serves, and he taught OSU to expect honesty, candor and the truth to be told,” said Bridget Burns, who served as the ASOSU president from 2012-2013.

Former ASOSU members reflect on working alongside President Emeritus Ray

July 23, 2020

Ed Ray stepped down from his position as Oregon State University’s president on June 30. In the wake of his goodbye, three former members of the Associated Students of OSU—the university’s student...

Employees of Portland businesses expressed weariness returning to work following nation-wide shutdowns due to the pandemic as well as looting sparked by the deaths of George Floyd and the many other victims of police brutality and systematic racism. 

Workers feel wary returning to work during pandemic, looting

July 15, 2020

COVID-19 has pushed most businesses and its employees into remote work or no work at all. With the killing of George Floyd and the many other victims of police brutality and systematic racism, protests...

Dixon Recreation opened its doors in early June with COVID-19-specific regulations in place to keep students and faculty safe.

Working out at Dixon Recreation comes with public health regulations, social distancing

July 14, 2020

Correction: Brian Hustoles' name was spelt incorrectly on two instances. These corrections have been made.Dixon Recreation opened its doors in early June with COVID-19-specific regulations in place to...


OSU College of Pharmacy students launch Project Achieve Diversity plan to elevate minority voices

June 26, 2020

Editor's Note: While the Health Services Pharmacy is operated by OSU’s College of Pharmacy, there are no current demands or allegations by students, staff or faculty against the pharmacy. This photo...


Oregon State University pharmacy to close its doors

May 28, 2020

Clarification: The Oregon State University pharmacy is closing because revenue produced by the pharmacy is not competitive with the cost to remain open, according to Steve Clark, vice president of University...

There have been questions on how a state of emergency differs from the stay at home order that is also in effect. This illustration represents the main differences between the two.

Difference between a state of emergency, stay at home order

May 28, 2020

On Friday, May 1 Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed an executive order extending the state of emergency in the state of Oregon through July 6. There have been questions on how a state of emergency differs...

2018 Graduating students associated with DamDiverse pose under the Weatherford Hall arch for a photo.

OSU commencement ceremony rescheduled, Alumni Association aims to support seniors

April 14, 2020

Oregon State University’s 2020 graduating seniors have voted to reschedule the spring commencement ceremonies to fall 2020 for both the Corvallis and Bend, Ore. campuses. Moving forward there are a...

Two roommates play video games together in their shared space.

Students work through living-space conflicts, OSU offers resources

March 2, 2020

College roommates are part of the pinnacle undergraduate experience. Dorm rooms, small apartments and shared spaces are a part of the journey to getting a degree. For some, sharing a nightstand and shower...

Bob Santelli, Oregon State University professor and director of Popular Music and Performing Arts, won a GRAMMY for ‘Best Historical Album’ for his box sets/albums for the Smithsonian. 

Oregon State University professor wins GRAMMY for ‘Best Historical Album’

February 3, 2020

Bob Santelli, Oregon State University professor and director of Popular Music and Performing Arts, not only attended the 2020 GRAMMYs award show last week but won his first GRAMMY for ‘Best Historical...

CAPS employee Samantha Giaimo, left, sits down for an interview and gives insight into the new meditation circle that is hosted at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Wellness Nook.

CAPS adds guided meditation, Wellness Nook to its many services

January 27, 2020

Counseling and Psychological Services at Oregon State University offers a variety of services that aim to help students and faculty improve their mental health, including the new Wellness Nook and the...

Bullfrog is located on the corner of Second Street and Madison Avenue.

Best of 2020: Corvallis music stores

January 21, 2020

First place: Happy TrailsHappy Trails is Corvallis, Ore.’s most beloved vintage music shop. Upon walking in, the walls are covered with posters and records, CD’s fill the narrow hallways and music...

Juniors Juan Altamira and Sam Aragon study in the Valley Library Rotunda ahead of finals. Many students come to study here for the view and to study in between classes.

Best of 2020: OSU study spots

January 21, 2020

First place tie: Memorial UnionThe Memorial Union tied for first place for the Best Of study spots on campus, voted on by OSU students and the Corvallis, Ore. community. The MU was opened over 90 years...

The womens bathroom on the first floor of the Memorial Union has pink tiling, making it an optimal selfie spot, according to some Oregon State University students. 

Best of 2020: OSU MU bathroom

January 21, 2020

First place: The pink women's bathroom in the Memorial UnionBeing on campus all day means relying on the resources around you to provide meals, transportation and bathrooms—yes bathrooms. Coffee shops,...

Dominos, located on Monroe Avenue, is open until 2:00 a.m. on weekdays and until 3:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Best of 2020: Corvallis late night eats

January 21, 2020

First place: The Beaver Hut and Dam Growlers When Friday night rolls around each week, many restaurants get ready for their busiest time. The Beaver Hut & Dam Growlers, being among those restaurants,...

Corvallis community members gather for the 2019 Peace March. 

Peace Breakfast, March, keynote address to be featured during Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

January 16, 2020

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is the longest-running annual event at Oregon State University. This coming Jan. 20, OSU will recognize social justice and change by hosting a number of events....

Aidan Long (left) and Terran Walker (right) show the milk that they are fermenting to make cheese. The cheese is being made in the Dairy Center located in Withycombe Hall.

OSU Cheese continues to grow after its reopening in 2010

January 6, 2020

Oregon State University has been in the cheese business for over a hundred years. Right on the Corvallis campus, cows are milked and the cheese is processed and packaged, readyto be sold.The creamery was...

The Taiwanese Student Association is hosting the annual Taiwanese Culture Night on Feb.16 in the Memorial Union Ballroom at 6:00 p.m.

Taiwanese Culture Night aims to educate through food, performances, games

January 6, 2020

Taiwanese Culture Night, coming up next month, is a free event aiming to simultaneously entertain and educate. This annual event is scheduled to take place Feb.16 in the Memorial Union Ballroom at 6:00...

Students and others sit down for dinner at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center Thanksgiving Around the World event.

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center hosts Thanksgiving Around the World event

November 25, 2019

Last Friday, the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center held its second annual Thanksgiving Around the World. The event was created in order to give exchange students, or students who were curious about...

Bob Santelli

Professor settles back into teaching after career with Rolling Stone magazine, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, GRAMMYs

November 4, 2019

Correction: In one instance, University Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli’s name is spelled incorrectly. This issue has been resolved. The Barometer regrets the error. University...

Candy corn lies sprinkled around a spilled cup of liquid. Drinking occurs at some Halloweekend parties, and the police are encouraging students to make smart choices. 

Halloweekend right around corner, so are police

October 28, 2019

Halloweekend, what college students refer to the weekend nearest to Halloween as, is fast approaching as Oregon State University students gear up to take on the festivities. Starting the weekend of Oct....

Correction: Katie Kalhars name was originally spelled incorrectly. This issue has been fixed. The Barometer regrets the error. Katie Kalhar (left) talks about why she came to the kick-start STEMINIST meeting that took place on Oct. 16, 2019 in the Student Experience Center. 

Organization for women in STEM fields relaunches

October 28, 2019

On Oct. 16, Steminist relaunched their organization in the Student Experience Center in hopes to form a new inclusive community of students.The Steminist were originally created to provide a safe space...

Oregon State University fourth-year student Marika Huffer practices flute on the third floor of Benton Hall. Practice spaces are available for all students with majors and minors in music.

University implements new popular-music minor

October 28, 2019

One of Oregon State’s newest hidden gems is the popular-music minor.Only requiring 27 credits, it may seem minute compared to other more extensive minors, but the rich histories, connections, and resources...

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